I really don’t like going this deep inside the box to think…but my kids have to prepare for major standardized tests. With that caveat, I now present resources I like to prep students for the End of Course Test after Math 1 (9th grade math – algebra, geometry, & statistics).
First up: I like the Georgia DoE’s EOCT Math 1 Study Guide (PDF, free). The 130 pages in this guide has re-teaching alongside practice problems. In my experience, the problems in this book do a great job illustrating how hard the EOCT will be. Here’s a clip from the statistics unit we recently completed:
Second up: the Released Items booklet is helpful for teacher planning. I use it to see sample problems from last year’s test & inform my quiz and test writing. Unfortunately, I realize now that the EOCT relies on at least passing knowledge of the state-authored tasks. Here’s an example:
Fellow math teachers – what EOCT resources do you like?
usatestprep.com Not extremely difficult, but it helps students review the standards. Also lets them take practice tests and shows them which standards they need to work on.
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